Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Proverbs 5:21-22 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings. His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
Yesterday’s and today’s reading go hand in hand. Proverbs 4:23 pleads with us to keep our hearts with ALL diligence. The word keep refers to “guarding something that is besieged. To protect, conceal, or maintain.” Then today’s reading (Proverbs chapter 5) warns us of the grave dangers of getting involved with a strange woman (anyone who is not my wife).
In this day and age, there is a siege against our hearts. Might we “keep” them with all diligence. Whether on an internet screen, at the store, or with a coworker, we must realize the importance of guarding our heart. The Lord knows what’s going on. And He renders to every man. Let us “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. “